Right up until Biden is inaugurated? If you watch Biden get inaugurated as the 46th President on January 20th, are you still trusting the plan?
Here’s some questions I have:
Trump knew the election would be stolen. Why didn’t he do anything about it beforehand?
Why did he hire Christopher Wray as FBI Director?
Why did he hire Gina Haspel as CIA Director?
It is now December 11. The Election was November 3. What progress has been made in un-stealing it?
The Electoral College meets to certify the results on December 14. If this happens, what then? What’s the explanation? This is happening on Monday barring some last-second intervention. After that point, Joe Biden is officially the President. It is officially over.
Why hasn’t the Durham investigation yielded any results?
Why hasn’t the “kraken” been unleashed yet?
I think we’re being strung along here. I think we’re being given false hope.
I’m not saying all these rumors about elite members of the Establishment getting secretly arrested and flights to Gitmo and GIA Director Gina Haspel “flipping” are false. I’m not saying Trump doesn’t have a plan in the works to un-steal this election.
But I’m not seeing any results.
If this plan is really true, then they’re going to essentially flip the election at the last minute? How is that going to look to them? No matter what happens here, half the country is going to think the election is stolen.
Why would you wait until the last possible minute—after the campaigning, after Biden has apparently won, and potentially even after the Electoral College certifies the results—to put the “plan” into action?
I know what the running theory is: “Trump wanted to catch them in the act so he could expose them.”
But how, exactly, would he “expose them”? Even if he catches them dead-to-rights with incontrovertible proof, the media will pull off the spin job of the century and all the brainwashed news-watchers will think it’s just another Fascist Trump Scheme.
It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me that Trump would allow the election to be stolen just so he could catch them in the act. If he knew they were going to steal the election and how they were going to steal it, he would’ve done something about it beforehand. That makes more sense, right? To me it does.
Is it possible there’s no plan, and that we’re just being strung along so we have false hope?
That this whole “trust the plan” and “stop the steal thing” is just meant to drag out in order to give people on our side time to simmer down until it gets so convoluted and far-fetched that we just eventually forget about it?
That’s how it’s looking to me right now. Biden will be certified as the winner of the election on Monday barring something dramatic.
How could that possibly be part of the plan?
I’ve heard about this big multi-state lawsuit people are talking about. Obviously I hope it succeeds but is that our be-all, end-all here?
I’m not trying to be a downer on this Friday afternoon. I’m trying to set realistic expectations. I sincerely hope justice is served and all the corruption is exposed, but it’s getting harder and harder to see that happening with each passing day.
We’re on our own here. At least half the Republican politicians want Trump gone and were probably in on the steal.
Here’s my biggest question of all: if January 20th comes and Trump willingly leaves office, then what will that mean for us? If he makes a big fuss about the election being stolen and then just proceeds to leave office, then what does that say about him?
Do you see it? They’re going to pretend to investigate the vote fraud allegations, and then, after they conduct their fake investigation, they’re going to say, “Well, we found some voter fraud, but nowhere near enough to change the election’s outcome.”
And of course that will mean that Joe Biden is the most legitimate President in US history. So shut your damn mouth, you stupid, annoying-ass right-wing conspiracy theorists!
I don’t know why so many people on the right trust William Barr. The guy was George H.W. Bush’s Attorney General from 1991-1993. That’s not inherently disqualifying in and of itself, but it means he’s got serious Establishment Ties going back decades. Plus, in the 26-year gap between his two stints as Attorney General, he was on the boards of lots of major multinational corporations.
But the biggest thing about Barr: his much-hyped investigations of the Swamp haven’t yielded any results. And if he’s not able to expose the vote fraud in the 2020 election, all of his much-hyped investigations of the Swamp will vanish into thin air.
I am still not sold on this guy at all. If he does nothing about the 2020 election fraud, then he will leave office in less than two months having done nothing about the corrupt Swamp. He’ll go down as one of the biggest fraud ever.
However, the AP headline was, predictably, misleading.
If you go and read the AP article on the matter, even though it’s biased towards Biden to an almost comical degree, the actual quote from Barr paints a different picture than the headline indicates:
Barr told the AP that U.S. attorneys and FBI agents have been working to follow up specific complaints and information they’ve received, but “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”
The AP headline–“Disputing Trump, Barr says no widespread election fraud“–makes it seem like Barr has finished his investigation and found minimal amounts of fraud.
But he did not say his investigation was complete.
The funniest part here is that the AP takes a quote from Barr that his investigation has not yet found “fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election” and spins that as proof that Trump’s allegations of vote fraud are completely baseless.
The guy literally said they found vote fraud.
Shouldn’t that be the story? That there was voter fraud actually found?
We’ve been lectured for years that there is NEVER any vote fraud ANYWHERE EVER. But the US Attorney General just said on the record that they found voter fraud.
I love how the media acts as if the DoJ finding some vote fraud is the same as the DoJ finding no vote fraud.
Does the AP not understand that even one single fraudulent vote means the entire election is compromised?
Why would anyone commit a small amount of vote fraud that won’t change the outcome of an election? Just for the hell of it? Because it’s fun? Because some people just like to live dangerously?
No, you commit vote fraud to swing the result of an election. Otherwise, why the hell would you take the risk and commit a federal crime if it’s not actually going to make a difference in the election? It makes no sense at all.
If you conduct an investigation and find “some vote fraud, but not enough to change the election,” all that means is that you haven’t found all of the vote fraud.
Using the NYTimes‘ election results maps for both 2016 and 2020, I went through and made a table comparing Biden’s results in 2020 to Hillary’s results in 2016 in America’s largest cities. Here’s the table, first for the cities where Biden improved on Hillary’s 2016 margin, sorted by largest to smallest Biden net gain:
And here are the cities (or counties where the major cities are located) where Biden did worse than Hillary, sorted by smallest to largest net losses for Biden:
This is all in terms of vote percentages. Given that turnout was significantly higher for 2020, it made no sense to do it in terms of raw vote totals.
We can see that the cities where Biden gained the most over Hillary were Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Denver, Nashville, Charlotte and Atlanta.
The places where Biden lost support from what Hillary got: Miami Dade County FL (a whopping -22.1 points worse than Hillary), Bronx NYC (-11.4), Queens NYC (-8.4), Brooklyn NYC (-7.2) and LA County (-5.3).
By now it’s conventional wisdom that Miami Dade swung so hard to Trump because of Cuban and Venezuelan immigrants, but we can see a (smaller) minority shift to Trump in NYC and LA.
Also, Biden actually did 3.5 points worse in Philadelphia than Hillary did, yet he was able to flip Pennsylvania. As I went over in a post last month, the real shift in PA was in the Philly suburbs, which got bluer from 2016 to 2020.
It’s important to note that some of the results for 2020 might not be 100% reported, but all of them are well over 80% reported minimum. So while the 2020 figures could change, they won’t change by that much. Once the ink dries on the election results, I’ll update this with a new post to reflect the final totals.
I wanted to make this as a fact sheet/reference because there’s a lot of people out there saying things that aren’t true about how America’s major cities shifted from 2016 to 2020. These are the real numbers. There are some cities where Biden improved on Hillary’s numbers, and there are cities where Biden did worse than Hillary. Not all the places where Biden improved on Hillary’s numbers were in swing states.
My thoughts are as follows: I am deeply skeptical that Biden got 80 million votes. I am also deeply skeptical that Biden won Georgia and Arizona, as well as Michigan, Wisconsin and PA. I believe voter fraud occurred on a potentially massive scale (in the millions, possibly even tens of millions).
However, I do think Republicans are underestimating the white suburban shift towards Biden. There are a lot of news-watching suburban women who are chiefly concerned with virtue signaling. A lot of Americans saw Joe Biden as a way to return to “normalcy,” i.e. pre-Trump America when politics wasn’t such a big deal all the time. They would rather hand power back to the Establishment if it means all the psychological abuse (lockdowns, race riots) ends.
And, as I wrote in the notes column in the charts above, sometimes there are logical explanations for why Biden improved in a give place. For instance, Minneapolis he probably improved because of George Floyd and that whole situation. And in Nashville, where Biden improved by over 6 points over Hillary, a lot of that probably has to do with the fact that Nashville has been attracting tons of out-of-state transplants over the past several years. It’s one of the top destinations for people moving to a new city, especially from places like Chicago. Transplants to Nashville are turning it bluer, as they tend to be younger and college-educated. It’s the same thing that happened to Virginia and has now apparently happened to Colorado, and likely will happen to Texas. I don’t know if they’ll be able to turn Tennessee blue, but it’s possible.
But the most puzzling thing about this election was that Trump improved on his 2016 vote total by 11 million, while Biden improved on Hillary’s total by 15 million. It’s not like the shift from 2008 to 2012, where you could plainly see the shift from Obama to Romney. Obama got fewer votes in 2012 than he got in 2008, and Romney got more votes in 2012 than McCain did in 2008. It was pretty clear what happened; Obama lost some support from ’08, but kept enough of it to hang on for re-election.
In 2020, though, we don’t see any clean shifts like that. So where did Biden find 15 million more votes than Hillary got in 2016? It’s not like they all switched over from Trump, because Trump got 11 million more votes than he did in 2016!
Two Georgia counties using the same electronic voting software as a Michigan county that experienced a glitch have also reported encountering glitches during the 2020 election. Voting machines crashed in Georgia’s Spalding and Morgan Counties on Tuesday morning because of what election officials described as a “glitch.”
A Georgia election official said that a technical glitch that halted voting in the two counties was caused by a vendor uploading an update to their election machines the night before the election, according to a report by Politico.
“That is something that they don’t ever do. I’ve never seen them update anything the day before the election,” said Marcia Ridley, elections supervisor at Spalding County Board of Election. Ridley added that she did not know what the upload contained.
The report said that the Georgia counties used software made by Dominion Voting Systems — the same software used in most Michigan counties, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Dominion Voting Systems is also used in Michigan’s Antrim County, the Detroit Free Press reported. In Antrim County, a glitch caused thousands of Michigan ballots that were meant for Republican candidates to be wrongly counted for Democrats, according to Michigan Republican Party chairwoman Laura Cox, who added that 47 other counties in Michigan used the same software that experienced the reported glitch.
The glitch, which “caused a miscalculation of the votes” in Antrim County, was so detrimental that it had actually caused the county to flip blue in favor of Joe Biden. The presidential election results have since been corrected, flipping the county back from Biden to President Donald Trump.
On Friday, a Republican county official in Michigan’s Oakland County said he found out that he won reelection in a race he initially thought was lost, because a computer glitch was fixed.
As for Georgia, the state reportedly implemented Dominion Voting Systems, as well as KnowInk — which makes electronic poll books to sign in voters — in every county for the first time this year.
I’m not an expert in election software, but it would seem like counting votes is a straightforward process. It seems unlikely that a computer program in 2020 could get basic math wrong.
And why are these “glitches” always in favor of Biden?
There was a weird post on TheDonald.win the other day alleging proof that hundreds of thousands of votes were either electronically switched from Trump to Biden, or that the votes were “destroyed” outright. I hesitated to post about it here because I didn’t see any of this “proof” that the author was claiming he had. It was just him posting a bunch of numbers and calling it proof.
A post on TheDonald.win by user TrumanBlack has sparked a little attention, though not nearly enough. It needs a lot more because within the data sorted and examined is the smoking gun the Trump campaign can use to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the election was hacked. Massive amounts of votes were changed from President Trump to Biden. Other votes were removed altogether without reason. This “cyber coup” is much bigger than most of us realized. While we’ve been focused, and rightly so, on analog voter fraud, there is technological fraud on a gargantuan scale that happened. More importantly, it has been proven.
Again, I have seen none of this proof.
We are going through the data now, but everything we’ve combed through so far seems to check out. For example, in Georgia there appears to have been 17,407 votes switched. Biden is currently leading in Georgia by 14,148 votes. Pennsylvania is even worse with over one million votes either switched or “lost.”
Combine this data with what we’re learning about other forms of voter fraud and it’s easy to see how a man who couldn’t fill a small auditorium with supporters was supposedly able to generate more votes than any American candidate in history. The truth is this: He didn’t. Millions of votes were manufactured on his behalf. He (or someone on his behalf) used “The Hammer” and “Scorecard” to steal this election.
What is “Hammer and Scorecard”?
What’s happening with the election? As one might normally say, “it’s anyone’s guess.” Except, it isn’t. We have a very good idea of exactly what’s happening. The Democrats are either cheating or powers above them are cheating on their behalf. Either way, the election is in the process of being stolen if we’re to believe Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney during his most recent interview with Two Mikes.
The General described “Hammer” and “Scorecard,” a pair of programs initially designed for the CIA before being privatized by Deep State players from the Obama administration. We explained how they work in an article last week, but the gist is this: “Hammer” or “THE HAMMER” is a counter-intelligence surveillance program used to spy on activities on protected networks (like voting machines) without detection while “Scorecard” is a vote-manipulation application that changes votes during transfer. It’s the least detectable form of election manipulation because it works during data transfer between voting stations and data storage hubs. Unless both sides are looking for irregularities, it’s impossible to catch. If nefarious forces had people on one side or the other (or both) during data transfer, it cannot be exposed.
That’s from the same website, NoQ Report.
These are the supposed vote totals that were changed, via TheDonald.win. Again, it’s all very confusing and I don’t really know what to make of it:
This is what I mean by “I have no idea what to make of this stuff.” Here is what pops up when you click on that link:
What the hell am I supposed to make of this?
They also included this image, which supposedly shows the “specific part when the votes switched”:
So it appears to show Trump going from a 56.6% lead to a 56% lead, and Biden to a 42% total to 42.6%. According to the timestamps this happened at 4:08am on November 4.
But I don’t know how this image proves that. There’s a little further explanation:
The list above appears to show a lot of votes changed or deleted in Pennsylvania, Virginia and New York specifically. And there’s a non-trivial amount in Michigan, Ohio and Georgia.
I don’t know. These numbers seem a little strange. 941k votes “lost” in Pennsylvania? Am I supposed to believe 941k Trump votes were “lost” and that Trump won the state by nearly a million votes?
Maybe I’m just not smart enough to understand all this programming language and stuff. If anyone can explain this stuff in plain English in terms a 5 year old would understand, I’m all ears.
It’s silly, but Star Wars is the one analogy I keep going back to in recent days to describe the Donald Trump era in American politics.
First, it was a New Hope. He won, against all odds, and seemingly defeated the Uniparty–in the form of Jeb Bush and Hillary–in 2016. But then the Empire rebuilt the Death Star and roared back with a vengeance, brazenly stealing multiple key swing states in the 2020 election and declaring Joe Biden the President-elect.
We are in the Empire Strikes Back phase of the Trump Saga. I don’t know what will happen next. I can’t promise there will be a Return of the Jedi in 2024, or if Trump will somehow prevail in the next couple months. I really have no idea what’s going to happen (although I’m not getting my hopes up that justice prevails).
But here’s some of the latest information that I found particularly interesting.
First is this revelation from James O’Keefe, one of America’s few remaining real journalists, about a USPS whistleblower from Erie, PA named Richard Hopkins, who came forward with claims that postal workers were ordered to back-date a ballot that arrived on November 4 so that it would appear it was received on November 3, election day.
Now, one ballot alone would not seem like that big of a deal. But you have to assume that it didn’t happen once: after all, why risk getting caught for election fraud if it’s not on a level anywhere near enough to make a difference?
(By the way, this is the main reason I think the media’s claim that “voter fraud does happen but it’s rare and never significant enough to tip an election” is BS. Nobody would risk committing a federal crime and risk getting caught over one ballot, or even a hundred ballots. If you’re going to commit election fraud, it’s going to be on a scale that could tip an election. Nobody would risk prison time over one ballot.)
And Hopkins’ claims were explosive enough to compel a federal agent from the USPS’s Inspector General office named Russell Strasser to get in contact with Hopkins and try to coerce him into recanting his story. Project Veritas has it all on audio:
RECORDING: Federal agents “coerce” USPS whistleblower Hopkins to water down story. Hopkins doubles down…
Agent Strasser: “I am trying to twist you a little bit”
“I am scaring you here”…” we have Senators involved…DOJ involved…reason they called me is to try to harness.”
Richard Hopkins, a Combat Veteran and a marine with a daughter never asked to go public or for any of this. In the full interview released tomorrow, he said this harder than what he endured in Afghanistan.
More than 20,000 absentee ballots in Pennsylvania have impossible return dates and another more than 80,000 have return dates that raise questions, according to a researcher’s analysis of the state’s voter database.
Over 51,000 ballots were marked as returned just a day after they were sent out—an extraordinary speed, given U.S. Postal Service (USPS) delivery times, while nearly 35,000 were returned on the same day they were mailed out.Another more than 23,000 have a return date earlier than the sent date. More than 9,000 have no sent date.
The state’s voter records are being scrutinized as President Donald Trump is challenging the results of the presidential election in Pennsylvania and other states where his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, holds a tight lead. The Trump campaign is alleging that invalid ballots have been counted for Democrats and valid ballots for Republicans were thrown away.
The analysis of the publicly available data was conducted by a data researcher who submitted it first to the Chinese-language edition of The Epoch Times. The researcher, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he consulted about the matter with several USPS field engineers, who said the return dates shown in the database are “impossible.”
The dataset made public by Pennsylvania’s secretary of state was last updated on Nov. 10, and “describes a current state of mail ballot requests for the 2020 General Election.” The data includes the mailed-out and return dates.
In Pennsylvania, voters must request a ballot, which is sent to them via USPS. The voter then fills out the document and sends it back via mail or returns it in person. The process usually takes several days or even weeks, depending on the speed of delivery and response by the voter.
This year, Pennsylvania also allowed voters to “request, receive, mark and cast your mail-in or absentee ballot all in one visit to your county election office or other designated location.” That may explain the ballots with no sent date—they may have been received and cast in person.
While it could also explain the ballots with the same sent and returned date, that appears to clash with the description of the database, which says the sent date is “the date the county confirmed the application to queue a ballot label to mail the ballot materials to the voter.”
If the ballot was received by the voter in person, there would have been no need for a mailing label.
“Since October 1, the average time of delivery for First-Class Mail, including ballots, was 2.5 days,” USPS said in an Oct. 29 release. Impossible and improbable return dates indicate there’s something wrong with either the database or the ballots.
I’m sure they’ll say the database is wrong. Easy fix!
I don’t know exactly what this story proves, but I imagine it would be a good starting point in hunting down fraudulent ballots.
Finally we have Steve Cortes who goes over several statistically improbable things that happened during the 2020 election.
His first point is the ridiculously high voter turnout in Milwaukee:
Even more importantly, looking within the Wisconsin vote, the decisive locale for Biden was, unsurprisingly, Milwaukee. Wisconsin’s largest city reported an 84% turnout to secure a 145,916 vote lead there for Biden.
Consider a comparison to another very similar Midwestern city, Cleveland, OH. Milwaukee has a population of 590,000, 67% of them minorities. Cleveland has 381,000 people with 60% of them minorities.
But Milwaukee’s 84% turnout dwarfs Cleveland’s more believable 51% turnout rate. Like many of the suspect statistical trends evident from last Tuesday, the abnormal factors favoring Biden seem only present in the key swing states that Biden allegedly won.
It’s certainly possible that Milwaukee had 84% voter turnout while Cleveland only had 51%. It’s possible.
But it seems unlikely, doesn’t it? Are the people of Milwaukee just really, really politically engaged, while the people of Cleveland are not?
Mass mail-in voting could explain the higher turnout in Milwaukee, but then why wouldn’t Cleveland’s voter turnout also be really high?
It’s possible that Wisconsin was way more lenient with mail-in ballots than Ohio was. After all, each state had different rules on absentee voting this year. But according to the Washington Post, both Ohio and Wisconsin automatically sent ballots to eligible voters:
You can see that Ohio and Wisconsin both had the same rules: mail-in ballots were automatically sent to all voters in both states.
And yet Milwaukee had 84% voter turnout, while Cleveland only had 51%.
Bronze Age Pervert makes a good point regarding improbable vote counts in urban areas:
It’s a very un-PC thing to say, but it’s true.
Next point from Cortes: the Biden-only ballots in key states:
Trump campaign legal counsel Sidney Powell reports that, nationwide, over 450,000 Biden-only ballots were cast, meaning the voter allegedly selected Biden but then neglected down-ballot candidates, including closely-contested Senate and House races.
Again, this phenomenon appears far more prominently in battleground states, raising the alarm for manipulation. Why would so many people vote Biden–only in battleground Georgia, but not in deeply-red Wyoming, for instance?
In the Peach State, President Trump’s vote total almost exactly tracked the vote totals for the Republican senate candidates, separated by merely 818 votes out of 2.43 million votes Trump earned there. But, Joe Biden saw an astounding surplus of 95,801 votes over the Democratic Senate candidates.
By comparison, in Wyoming Biden only registered a surplus “Biden-only” take of just 725 votes over the Democratic Senate candidate there, or about 1/4th his take in in Georgia, on a percentage basis.
The Biden-only ballots do not conclusively prove fraud, but they sure reek of something very amiss.
There are actually two Senate elections in Georgia right now, but one of them is a four-way race so we’ll look at the race between David Perdue (R) and Jon Ossoff (D). Cortes’ numbers are now inaccurate after more votes came in, so here are the updated totals:
Biden’s vote total in Georgia right now is 2,471,882. Ossoff got 2,371,970.
This means Biden got 99,912 votes more than Ossoff.
Trump is at 2,457,734 in Georgia. David Perdue is at 2,458,525.
Perdue actually outperformed Trump by 791 votes.
This seems strange. I guess it’s possible that nearly 100k voters in Georgia voted for Biden but left Ossoff hanging. It could be that people only care about the Presidential race and don’t care about down-ballot races. But then why would we not see a similar phenomenon on the Republican side?
The more sinister explanation is that the Biden-only ballots were fraudulent and hastily filled out, and the fraudsters didn’t have time to fill out fake votes for the down-ballot races. After all, there were 100k Biden-only ballots. It takes a long time to fill all of those out.
Final point from Cortes:
Democratic governors clamored for massive amounts of mail-in voting, knowing full well that most states would become overwhelmed and wholly unable to establish the validity and legality of almost all the votes that poured in via mail.
In the case of Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf made such changes unilaterally, in stark violation of Pennsylvania law and in contradiction of the clear US Constitutional assignment of voting regulatory authority to state legislatures, not governors. Governor Wolf’s election boards clearly just accepted the ballots… en masse, without appropriate vetting.
By their own admission, the scant 0.03% of rejected ballots represents a refusal rate that is just 1/30th the level of 2016 in Pennsylvania.
First-time mail-in voters typically see a rejection rate of about 3% historically, or 100 times the rejection rate of Pennsylvania in 2020.When neighboring New York state moved to widespread mail-in voting this summer, their election officials rejected 21% of mailed ballots in June, representing a rate 700 times higher than Pennsylvania’s.
This total lack of filtering or controls raises enormous suspicion regarding a seriously-tainted ballot pool in the Keystone State.
In a year with an unprecedented level of mail-in votes being cast, you would expect the rejection rate to be higher, like it was in New York. But in Pennsylvania, it was many times lower than the 3% historical norm.
The last thing I want to note is that more votes were counted in Arizona just an hour ago and Biden now leads by 12,813
I’m seeing that there are around 63k votes left to count. If that’s an accurate figure, Trump would need to get about 38k of those to Biden’s 25k in order to pull ahead. That comes out to 60% of the outstanding ballots Trump would need.
Much has been made about the seeming “irregularity” that Biden improved on Hillary’s 2016 margins in cities like Detroit and Milwaukee while either not improving or even doing worse than her in other Midwestern cities that you’d assume would trend in the same direction as the ones he did better than Hillary in.
Biden actually netted 35k fewer votes over Trump in Philadelphia County than Hillary did in 2016. However, the counting is apparently not yet done there (go figure).
Biden netted about 7k fewer votes in Cuyahoga County, Ohio (where Cleveland is located) than Hillary did in 2016.
However, Biden netted 34k additional votes in Wayne County, Michigan (where Detroit is) over what Hillary got.
And he netted an additional 20k votes in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin above Hillary.
If you’re still confused by what I’m saying here, what I mean is: Hillary won Cuyahoga county by 214k votes over Trump in 2016. But Biden beat Trump by 207k in Cuyahoga County, meaning Biden netted -7k votes below Hillary’s 2016 margin. Conversely, Hillary won Milwaukee county by 163k in 2016, but Biden won it by 183k in 2020, meaning Biden netted an additional 20k votes over Hillary’s 2016 margin of victory in the county.
People are talking about these uneven surges and drop-offs in big Midwestern cities as potential “irregularities,” a term that has become quite popular.
But I think it’s worth pointing out that Biden saw even greater surges in the suburbs surrounding these blue cities–and not just cities in the Midwest. Only discussing his gains in certain Midwestern cities does not paint the full picture.
There was suburban backlash to Trump. For example, while Biden netted 32k more votes than Hillary in Wayne County, Michigan, he also nearly doubled her net margin in the next county over: suburban Oakland County–from +53k to +108k. Oakland County in the 2010 census was 77% white.
In the four counties comprising suburban Philadelphia–Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware–Biden netted a combined +95k votes over what Hillary got in 2016. Hillary carried all four counties in 2016 and Biden did in 2020, but Biden expanded on Hillary’s advantage in those counties.
Biden netted an additional 63k votes in Fulton County Georgia (Atlanta), but also netted an additional 111k votes in the three counties comprising suburban Atlanta–Cobb, DeKalb and Clayton counties–over what Hillary got in 2016.
Biden is on track to do noticeably worse in Cook County, IL than Hillary did, but he was able to squeeze more than 43k additional votes out of suburban Chicago–Will, DuPage, Kendall and Kane counties–than Hillary did.
There’s really no other way to view Biden as other than a vote against Trump. That’s how he fashioned his campaign and how he sold himself to voters. So for Biden to do better in the suburbs than Hillary indicates that there was suburban backlash against Trump.
It’s clear that the media’s constant negative portrayal of Trump hurt him in the suburbs. People believed all that BS about “restoring civility” and “norms” and “decency” (as if Joe Biden, the man who tries to fight factory workers, is the epitome of “decency”). The “But his tweets!” crowd was larger than you might think.
Lots of people in the suburbs “tapped out.” They caved to the mass psychological abuse. They believed that a Biden win would make things go back to normal: no more constantly worrying about politics, no more pandemic, no more riots. I sympathize with that sentiment, but it’s wrong for two reasons: A. the power establishment will never allow things to go back to normal; they’re going to crack down on dissent to make sure an outsider never crashes the party again, and B. it is morally and intrinsically wrong to give in to extortion.
Look what a New York Times writer had to say about how Trump supporters should be treated under a President Biden:
There will be no “unity” or “healing” or “coming together.” They never wanted that in the first place. It has been obvious for four years now: the people who complain of Trump’s “divisiveness” are the ones who are encouraging the rioting and Russiagate hysteria, and who have spent every minute of Trump’s first term trying to force him out of office.
This article appeared in the Spectator’s American edition, and I believe it captures the sentiment behind many of the suburban Biden voters:
They would rather our government be controlled by corrupt globalists because it means no more mass psychological abuse of the nation by the media. Again, I can sympathize with this sentiment, but it’s wishful thinking.
My point is, there was a genuine suburban backlash to Trump. And that must not be discounted.
Now, what remains up for discussion is whether the extent of that suburban backlash to Trump was truly as big as what the election results reflected. You can also interpret Biden’s surge in the suburbs as evidence that the voter fraud was more widespread than just in the cities. And I think given the massive increase in easily-defrauded mail-in ballots, this is probably true to some extent. But don’t discount the fact that there was genuine backlash to Trump in the suburbs.
Let’s move on to one final data point that I think people are overlooking: Biden’s margin in Dane County, Wisconsin, where Madison is located. Everyone is focused on Biden’s 20k vote net gain over Hillary in Milwaukee because it’s almost the exact number of votes he’s up in Wisconsin overall.
But most people don’t even realize that Biden was boosted way more by Dane County than Milwaukee. He netted an additional 35k votes over what Hillary got in Dane County. Dane County was almost more important to Biden in Wisconsin than Milwaukee County.
Biden won Milwaukee County over Trump by about 183k votes (compared to Hillary’s 163k vote margin).
Biden won Dane County over Trump by about 181k votes (compared to Hillary’s 146k vote margin).
Take away those 20k votes in Milwaukee and Trump and Biden are tied in the state.
Take away those extra 35k votes in Madison and Trump is ahead by 15k in Wisconsin.
And yet nobody’s talking about Biden’s massive surge in Dane County. I know people are more focused on Milwaukee because it’s a bigger city and a place where voter fraud is probably more likely to take place.
But the Democrats are also firmly in control of Dane County, too. Don’t assume the shenanigans were only taking place in the more well-known big cities.